Mt Baw Baw Snow Report Open

6:03am - 16 Aug 2018       
Lifts Open 4 of 7
Snowfall (Last 24hrs) 3 cm
Snow Depth (Natural) 25 cm
Snow Depth (Snowmaking) — cm
Today's Weather: Partly cloudy. Forecast Max —°c

Surface Condition

Softening

Conditions

Good skiing and boarding on a groomed cover of snow. Hut Run Summit Tank Hill Maltese Big Hill Carpet and Magic Carpet are operational. Terrain Park open on Tank Hill. Good sightseeing and snow play. Frosti toboggan park is open.

Snow Cover

Snowmaking

In Progress

Grooming Summary

Southface Rd

Baw Baw Entrance

Snowfall History

16 Aug 20183cm
13 Aug 201820cm
12 Aug 201820cm

Announcements

Big Hill Poma (Poma)
Hut Run Platter (Platter)
Magic Carpet (Carpet)
Maltese Cross T-Bar (T-bar)
Painted T-Bar (T-bar)
Summit T-Bar (T-bar)
Tank Hill Platter (Platter)
Run Status Grooming Snowmaking
Ridge Run
Village Run
Bombardier
Slam Dunk
Home Run
Tank Hill Run
Road Run
Playground
Painted Run
Summit
Old Hut
Slalom
Hut Run
La Descent
Champagne
Maltese Cross
Drops on the Rocks
Big Hill West
Cross Country
Cross Country Trails

Updated: : //2018

Trail Status Grooming Date Groomed
Beech TrailClosedNone
Latrobe TrailClosedNone
McMillans TrailClosedNone
Village Trail WestClosedNone
Village Trail EastClosedNone
Muellers TrailClosedNone
Maltese Cross TrailClosedNone

Snow Cams

Weather Forecast   Weather Forum

Thu Aug 16
Max —°c
Partly cloudy.
Fri Aug 17
-4°c | 2°c
Very windy. Partly cloudy.
Sat Aug 18
-3°c | -1°c
Snow showers easing. Windy.
Sun Aug 19
-5°c | -3°c
Snow showers. Very windy.
Mon Aug 20
-6°c | 0°c
Very windy. Cloudy.
Tue Aug 21
-3°c | 1°c
Snow shower or two. Windy.
Wed Aug 22
-4°c | 2°c
Partly cloudy.

Comments

Cookthebooks
12/8/18 - 8:23pm
Great day on the hill today. The deepest and driest snow I’ve seen at Baw Baw in my 15 years visiting.
absentskier
12/8/18 - 7:08pm
Nice to see the little hill looking so nice.
djam
5/8/18 - 7:45pm
hmm, I knew that was coming... I don't recall the detail, they did live, and then tried to sue the lift co. I think that must of been when the lift co added the red flashing lights to the top station once the lift was closed (but still running to get the top station operator down).
Snowy Joey
5/8/18 - 6:52pm
djam: The chair had two mid loads when it was first built (69-70), the lower didn't have enough snow to make it usable most the time the upper was used a lot. I don't recall the exact reason they got removed. I expect having an operator at the mid load might of been part, leaving empty chairs at the bottom another. Maybe to somewhat to reduce the load on the motor, to reduce the running costs. Also, they would have been difficult to secure when the lift was closing (every Sunday in the early years till the following Friday). One year, a guy decided to jump over the closed gates at the top, load his gear on chairs ahead of him, then his son and himself after that. The lift stopped a hundred metres or so before he got to the bottom, then he got to watch and the staff pack up, kill the generator and head off mountain for the week....
LOL How’d they go getting off?
djam
4/8/18 - 12:51pm
The chair had two mid loads when it was first built (69-70), the lower didn't have enough snow to make it usable most the time the upper was used a lot. I don't recall the exact reason they got removed. I expect having an operator at the mid load might of been part, leaving empty chairs at the bottom another. Maybe to somewhat to reduce the load on the motor, to reduce the running costs. Also, they would have been difficult to secure when the lift was closing (every Sunday in the early years till the following Friday). One year, a guy decided to jump over the closed gates at the top, load his gear on chairs ahead of him, then his son and himself after that. The lift stopped a hundred metres or so before he got to the bottom, then he got to watch and the staff pack up, kill the generator and head off mountain for the week....
Oldie
4/8/18 - 12:27pm
Is there a snow train tomorrow, Hermon? I live in Pakenham and I distinctly heard the lovely sound of a steam loco whistle last weekend. I remarked to my wife that that will probably be the snow train. I had another great day on Thursday at BB. An overnight top up fall gave a beautiful powdery top on the base. I havent skied the Painted/Playground run for many years, but since it was open I relived old memories. Regarding the comments about skiing under the access chair, I remember there was a mid station on the chair, and skiing down to it was ( for a klutzy skier like me) a bit of a challenge:). I agree with those who are not happy with the snow reports from BawBaw. The gauge beside the summit T was showing about 45cm on Thursday. Great cover! I don't know why the reports here on Ski.com show zero. Richard?
4/8/18 - 10:25am
Best to look at the snowcams IMO. Anyway, they'll have fun squeezing the several hundred Snow Train day-trippers tomorrow on their small patch of tobaggan slope...
Serenity
3/8/18 - 1:52pm
Best if you go to their web-page directly, the one here is not accurate/updated.
3/8/18 - 10:50am
Where is their report! The last one, with no snow depth data, was Tuesday 6.23am. No report = people not going to Baw Baw this weekend. Gwinear has reported 33cm this morning so Baw Baw might be quite good. The ball has been dropped by the resort staff and it might have rolled down a wombat hole LOL.
Charlie
2/8/18 - 7:55pm
You need to take a machete!
Chowder11
2/8/18 - 5:47pm
mr: best black run at BB is the old chairlift 'run' south off next to the VC....last time i went it was getting pretty overgrown though.....
I remember skiing under the chair to the load station. We had a year 8 school ski trip there which was a bumper year for Baw Baw. Would have been late 90s. That run under the chair was a great super fun decent pitch and length run. Pity BawBaw doesn’t get much snow these days, it’s an awesome little hill for Beginners and experienced skiers could kill a day there easily and be sastified (just a day)
djam
2/8/18 - 3:13pm
we used to ski down the road at night, with candles in tins on some corners, to the bottom of the chairlift :) That was before parking up top, the road was not used much in winter back then.
mr
2/8/18 - 12:52pm
just dont seem to get the big southerlies or east coast lows bombing on gippsland the last 5-7 years eh maybe when gippsland floods again......
mr
2/8/18 - 12:50pm
yes i know, i jest. apparently summit to old ticket box down the road was one of the longest 'runs' vert-wise in aust (1500m - 500m-ish)
chriscross
2/8/18 - 12:46pm
No longer a designated run, that one, but I have heard people reminisce about it. Also heard tales of skiing down the road to the old ticket box site ' back in the day' - must have been a good dump for that.
mr
2/8/18 - 10:53am
best black run at BB is the old chairlift 'run' south off next to the VC....last time i went it was getting pretty overgrown though.....
snowgum
1/8/18 - 10:44pm
chriscross: Hi SG. No snowmaking higher than halfway down summit. But I understand one of the technicians was injured in the recent snowmobile theft incident. So limited expertise and limited grooming skills also, as I was led to believe last week when nothing was groomed on Thursday morning. Not sure if it's just new management teething issues or staffing arrangements. Still enjoy the little mountain.
That's terrible to hear! Would really shock all the staff and their families & friends. And for gain? Crazy! But I worry for the viability of the resort if there's so little knowledge and back up - in average winter some staff must take some leave?? It's not the way to run the place - in my limited knowledge. But maybe it's a number of factors? Good thing the snowfalls are hanging in there. Glad you had a good time too! Ol Bawbs was skiing very nicely a couple of weeks ago.
chriscross
1/8/18 - 9:30pm
Hi SG. No snowmaking higher than halfway down summit. But I understand one of the technicians was injured in the recent snowmobile theft incident. So limited expertise and limited grooming skills also, as I was led to believe last week when nothing was groomed on Thursday morning. Not sure if it's just new management teething issues or staffing arrangements. Still enjoy the little mountain.
snowgum
1/8/18 - 9:19am
chriscross: Black runs at bb- in name only, probably designated thus because they're narrow through the trees. Slalom, via skier's right from the Hut Run, is probably the best. The Old Hut run seems to be blocked at the bottom by the new snow-making factory. "La Descente" is a short, narrow chute which connects back with the Summit run right near where the xc trail re-enters the resort. But in good conditions, Maltese Cross is probably the best skiing at bb IMO. Heard a rumour some wicked snowboarders take a straight line under the Painted T bar but it's just a rumour. You did well to get the fresh on Sunday.
Hiya Cx, any sign of real snowmaking CX? Perhaps not needed? I note a few nights of <-2c this week & no explicit word? Fwiw: While the ice machine seems effective in situ it seems little help to the higher areas, outer trails like around Maltese x. I guess thats a lot to expect from one machine? But its disingenuous for mngmt to say high humidity every night even the cold ones!
31/7/18 - 5:53pm
Thanks for that, will definitely give them a go next time. Haven't been on every run but I really like Maltese!
chriscross: You did well to get the fresh on Sunday.
Yeah that was super good, super soft. Didn't bring a mask though, face was hurting..

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